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Iona (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven home) - Mackay Dementia Unit

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Iona (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven home)
Dementia Care (Secure)
549 Thames Highway
Oamaru 9400
Southern (Otago)
(03) 437 1870
(03) 437 1132
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Steph Leith - (03) 437 1870
Presbyterian Support Otago - (03) 477 7115
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North Otago residents now have a five-star home to go to for secure dementia care - the Mackay Unit at Iona.
Mackay is home to 14 residents with memory loss. Not only do they have a spacious home complete with a Memories Room, they have access to a wonderful outdoor courtyard with the perfect gazebo for relaxing in.
Iona carries top Ministry of Health certification, so residents and families are assured the very best care is provided.
Call Iona's Manager, Stephenie Leith, if you'd like to see what living in Mackay would be like for a loved one.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 19 Aug 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 14
Vacancy Yes
Mackay Unit officially opened on Monday 17 August 2015.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 May 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Updated: 19 Aug 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Updated: 19 Aug 2015
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 19 Aug 2015
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Iona has the top Ministry of Health certification level possible - a credit to all its staff members and volunteers. Both a summary and full report are available here.www.health.govt.nz/your-health/certified-providers/aged-care/iona-home-and-hospital
Updated: 19 Aug 2015
Special Features
Special Features
Caring for someone with dementia requires specialised knowledge - staff members in Mackay Unit have that knowledge and qualifications.

Residents relive old memories with appropriate activities and facilities.
Updated: 19 Aug 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Residents are encouraged to be independent and to take part in a wide range of activities, depending on what suits them on any given day.

A local child-care centre operates one day a week from Iona, and residents love to watch them play; sometimes joining in the music sessions.

The large secure outdoor courtyard is a popular place for residents to spend time - some even garden.
Updated: 19 Aug 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 19 Aug 2015